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Shield HealthCare Ostomy Customer

Thank You from a Shield HealthCare Ostomy Customer

A Shield HealthCare ostomy customer called in to thank us for the prompt delivery of their supplies and for the support and information we provide.

Aimee Sharp
When to Contact Your Doctor

When to Contact Your Doctor With Stoma Complications or Peristomal Skin Issues

It’s important to know what your healthy stoma and peristomal skin look like. There are some symptoms to watch for. Find a list for each in this article.

Laura Cox
Peristomal Hernia

Peristomal Hernia | Ask Laura

Shield HealthCare's Ostomy Lifestyle Specialist answers questions about a peristomal hernia. Are they normal? What can I do about them?

Laura Cox
Clear an Intestinal Blockage

Video: How to Help Clear an Intestinal Blockage

An intestinal blockage is when food is lodged in the intestine so output can't empty from the body. We discuss tips to help clear an intestinal blockage.

Laura Cox
Ostomy Guide

“Living Well With an Ostomy” Guide – 2nd Edition

Order a copy of our Living Well With an Ostomy guide, 2nd edition! This guide includes information on how to care for your colostomy, ileostomy or urostomy.

John Maynard
Empty Your Ostomy Pouch

How to Empty Your Ostomy Pouch Video

How to empty your ostomy pouch, shown by someone who has had an ileostomy for over five years, along with tips and suggestions.

Laura Cox
stomaversary

Stomaversary | A Time to Reflect

Every year, when my "stomaversary" comes around, I take a minute to reflect on where I was in 2011 and the years after surgery.

Laura Cox
after ostomy surgery

10 Things I’ve Done Since Having Ostomy Surgery

In the few years after ostomy surgery, I have accomplished and experienced so much. I wanted to share my short-list with you!

Laura Cox
Ostomy Products

Choosing the Right Ostomy Products

Here you can find help with choosing the right ostomy products, including information about what supplies Medicare covers and an ostomy glossary.

Aimee Sharp
Ostomy diversions

Ostomy Diversions With Joy Hooper

In this video, Joy Hooper is introduced by Laura Cox before explaining the difference between several types of common ostomy diversions (procedures).

Aimee Sharp
Serving Medicare Ostomates Nationwide
My 89-year-old mother loves to swim but she has found that the pouch fills with water when she gets into the pool. What can we do to fix this?
Cathy
We recently had someone reach out to our Facebook community with a similar question, and several of our OstomyLife community members responded with their own advice.
 
Hopefully you and your mother will find their answers helpful ...